CenturyLink activates two 100G New York-to-London links on Aqua Comms submarine cable

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has taken another step in expanding its European presence by activating two 100G wavelengths on the desirable New York-to-London route via Aqua Comms' new submarine cable network.

This link will enable CenturyLink to provision capacity to support its U.S. to Europe broadband traffic.

Aqua Comms is providing CenturyLink with a point of presence (POP), which has "no intermediate or cable landing station regeneration," meaning it can get a consistent connection and avoid potential signal loss.

The transatlantic route also includes diverse terrestrial segments on both ends, enabling CenturyLink to provision capacity without regeneration using advanced optical modulation techniques.

CenturyLink said that this new connection will satisfy its multinational customers' seamless connectivity requirements.

London is a key market for CenturyLink. In 2013, the service provider opened its fifth data center serving the London metro market. Being able to provide enhanced connectivity into this market will make CenturyLink more valuable with this customer base.

Providing services along the New York to London route is overall important for all service providers that serve multinational businesses.

Recent research from TeleGeography found that transatlantic bandwidth is in high demand and the New York-to-London route is the second-largest international internet traffic route globally with multiple terabits of peak traffic.

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